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    Hi everyone, my 2 x Great Grandfather, Simon Leary, was born in Ireland Circa 1829 - 1831 (unable to trace baptism - Brickwall) He joined the military and came to South Africa between 1851 and 1853. He was with the 91st Argyllshire Regiment of Foot with service number 2592. I have found him in the 1851 census in the Barracks at Walton-on-the-hill in the Borough of Liverpool as well as on the list of those receiving medals. He must have taken a discharge from the military as he stayed on here in SA. I have all the details from that period to his death.

    I was hoping to find his attestation papers which might lead me to his baptism in Ireland (Wexford Glynn according to the 1851 census)and his parents names.

    Hoping someone can help....TIA

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    Welcome to B-G Nadine. I'm glad you took my advice and popped in here. Hopefully someone with a greater knowledge than me of either military or Irish records will be able to help. In the meantime, why not have a good look round the site, paying particular attention to the "sticky" thread at the top of each forum.
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    Thx very much Sue...I will do that

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    the website irishgenealogy.ie is giving me an 1829 baptism for a Simon Leary but unfortunately not Wexford, so possibly not worth giving you the details. Also another 1829 baptism but in Dublin.


    edit - Ancestry has an 1827 baptism for a Simon Leary at Enniscorthy, Wexford

    and an 1835 baptism at Killegney, Wexford

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    Hi Wimsey...thx for checking The funny thing with this matter is that he has 2 death notices. The 1st one issued just after his death in 1870 indicates his name as Simon Leary. for some or other reason, his wife signed another death notice in 1912 (32 years later) but it had so many errors on it. On this death notice his name was written as William Thomas Leary and his parents as William Thomas Leary and Marian Bridget Leary (1st death notice did not list parents names.

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    Simon Leary
    Baptism Age -0
    Birth Date - 1827
    Baptism -31 Oct 1827
    Baptism Place - Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland
    Diocese - Ferns
    Father - Martin Leary
    Mother - Mary Calahan

    Enniscorthy is approximately 18 klms North of Glynn.

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    Thx Christina....makes sense, but the parents names are throwing me off. That is if the parents names on the 2nd death notice are correct.

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